Living the Orwellian Life
Dorothy Comingore, who played the role of Kane's mistress in the 1948 movie Citizen Kane, would never have dreamed how the U.S. government would smear her after her portrayal angered publisher William Randolph Hearst.
Meanwhile, about the time Citizen Kane was released, George Orwell was finishing up his prescient novel, 1984.
While spying on and smearing innocent American citizens who have "the wrong kind" of political beliefs is nothing new, we have taken it to a new level that would have stunned Orwell himself.
Read Kathleen Sharp's story on truthout. "Living the Orwellian Life."